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Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-02-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: American MD-82 Aviationtag

Thatís really cool! I like the old logo better on the keychain, too. I have one made by Planetags of the Super 80 with the new logo, from a legacy AA plane that first flew in September of 1987. Too...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-11-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: 1/200 Concorde British Airways Waves of the Ci

Interesting concept, but glad they used the Chatham Dockyards tail for the whole fleet of Concorde.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-03-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,973
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Is this a new release of Air France Concord?

I watched that auction just out of curiosity. Wow! $1100 for an AF Concorde. Someone must have desperately wanted that model. Iím still not selling mine, though at a price like that, itís tempting!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-25-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Question - InFlight Air France A340

In case you lose one, maybe they give you a second one.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-25-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: American Airlines Flight 191

I remember the day very well. I believe it was a Friday in 1979, and I had just gotten home from school. I was watching TV and they interrupted regular programming to inform people of the crash. This...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-30-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: British Airways Chatham Concorde Fleet

Me too, I remember when it came out and it was so different. Like a flying work of art ŗ la Calder Braniff. Sometimes I go out of my way when Iím on the west side of Manhattan to see the one parked...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-30-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Air France Concorde Fleet

Yeah, now that nearly every plane has one engine mounted on each wing, whether it’s a widebody or narrowbody. It’s getting a little dull.

I believe Hogan also made F-BTSC in the original shark...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-30-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: DC-9/MD-80 love

Back in the 1980s, AAís Super 80s were so cool! At the time, they seemed so high tech compared to the 727s they were replacing. I loved them in the Silverbird livery! I never understood why the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-17-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: How about some Caribbean fun?

Really cool livery from the airline that gave American its dominance in the islands for over 30 years. I can hear the steel drums playing now! Wish I was in Barbados now, instead of lockdown.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-17-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Gj aa 757-200

My opinion probably wonít be as popular in this thread, but from a flight attendant perspective, Iím glad to see them go. Too many people on one aisle, a horrible plane to work on transatlantic. I...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-12-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 925
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Who's in for some more triple 7's?

I forgot about the BA Landor 772, that makes me +5 on that one!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-12-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Photos: Gemini Air France 787-900

No, it was the first time I posted about it myself. Someone else may have before me.

AF has one more 789 that was supposed to be delivered this year, but with everything going on right now, who...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-12-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 925
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Who's in for some more triple 7's?

If it is, KLM cleaned it up nicely. AF tends to let their planes get dirty on the outside.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-07-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Photos: Gemini Air France 787-900

The plan to move the 787s to KLM was in place before coronavirus. Since taking over as CEO of Air France, Ben Smith is trying to rationalize and standardize the AF fleet. AF will be flying the A350,...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-07-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Video..Enjoy a behind the scenes look at ADI

This is awesome! I would die if I went in that shop! Itís incredible to see every Gemini release all in one place.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-07-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Calder...Lost in time ...Inflight 200

A kid I knew in fifth or sixth grade actually flew on the Calder DC-8. His mother was from Chile, and they flew to Santiago during winter break. When we were all back in school, he showed a Super 8...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-04-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 925
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Who's in for some more triple 7's?

Itís been discussed at length here before, but I would like to see a GJ 200 of the AA 777-200 in the current standard livery. The Oneworld livery just doesnít do it for me. To be honest, I donít like...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-01-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 642
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Two new arrivals AF and KLM

I have the GeminiJets 200 version of the AF A350-900. Nice to see that Herpa has added more detail to its plastic 1/200 models, with antennas on the fuselage.

I wasnít really thrilled about the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-01-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Inflight200 B727-100 Trump VP-BDJ Item: B-721-

I remember when he had those planes parked at LGA, both the 727-100 and later the 757. If I remember correctly, and this goes back to 1989 or so, the 721 originally didnít have the winglets.
...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-20-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,045
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Delta Widget 767-300 / AA Astrojet 727

The AA 727 is a beautiful model. Iím glad I pre-ordered mine because most retailers have already sold out!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-15-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,059
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Gemini 200 February Releases

Still waiting on a standard current livery AA 777-200. Lately my diecast model collecting has come to a virtual standstill, because I have most of everything that I want, although I do have the GJ AA...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-21-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,561
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Best purchase 2019

Itís been a slow year for me model-wise, as I pretty much have everything I want to collect. Looking back on this year, Iíd have to say my favorite purchase is the JC Wings AA 767-200. Waited forever...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-31-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Gemini AA 727-200 Astrojet

I have it, and itís tarnished. Polished metal is tricky for manufacturers. If Gemini ever releases it, would get it, and also in the 1968-2013 classic livery.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-27-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,472
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Dream Releases That May Never Be

An Allegheny DC-9-50 in the 1970s three stripes of rust livery. They didnít stay in the fleet for very long, about 3 years.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-26-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,254
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Gemini 747-400 upper deck (BA Landor)

Already?!!! Itís only been in service a few months in the livery. Why bother? They should have painted one thatís going to be around a little while longer. I really enjoy seeing the retro 747s in the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-09-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 882
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Airline "Theme" Collections?

Because I work for American, my collection centers around AA. I have a collection of aircraft spanning the history of the airline in 1/200, starting with the DC-3 and ending with the 777-300 and 787....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-01-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Gemini AA 727-200 Astrojet

Oh my! Is this real? Iím sure this will be far better than the Inflight version I skipped. Iíll pre-order it as soon as we can.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-20-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 830
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: SAS new livery.

The 747 wore that livery really well! I had forgotten about that one, even though Iím old enough to have been around when it was flying.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-19-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 830
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: SAS new livery.

The Blue Rising scheme was beautiful. Wish they had kept that instead of the Continental livery.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 09-19-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 830
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: SAS new livery.

Whatís with the trend of a Eurowhite livery where the tail colors extend to the bottom of the fuselage? Lufthansa, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Emirates, etc. The skies are less and less creative. Sure makes...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 09-05-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Before there was Gemini, Inflight, et al...

Talk about a blast from the past! When I was a little kid in the early Ď70s, I collected AeroMinis.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-26-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,965
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Gemini Jets August Announcement

I have the Pan Am A310 on pre-order. The mould, of course, is far superior to the Hobby Monster version. The only thing that I noticed is the blue ball logo on the tail is a little low, and too...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-14-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Seeing the L-1011 for the first time in person

Another thing about the older planes as they aged, they used to stink more. The vacuum-type flush in the lavatories that was first developed for the 767 and all later aircraft hadnít been developed...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-13-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Seeing the L-1011 for the first time in person

Me too. As a little kid. Watched BAC-1-11s, Convair 440s and 580s, FH-227s, Electras, 707s, DC-8s, VC-10s. Planespotting back then was far more interesting than all the boring wing-mounted twin...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-13-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Seeing the L-1011 for the first time in person

From my experience as a 30-year flight attendant, pretty much every aircraft becomes maintenance heavy towards the end of their years. The A300-600R was notorious as it aged, as are the 767-300s, at...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-10-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: IF200 BOAC Comet IV

I love BOAC! Nice shiny wings on the Inflight version, with none of the tarnishing that plagues some polished models during manufacturing. I have the ARD version, and the wings have a very tarnished...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-10-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Seeing the L-1011 for the first time in person

Would love to see that plane restored in the Negus livery. Sad itís been so neglected.

The Eastern L-1011 was the first widebody I ever flew. It was roomy inside, I think when I flew it, they...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-10-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 659
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: If you could take a ride

I flew as a passenger on the 727-200 with American, Eastern and USAir. I also flew the original 727-100 with American. Then worked aboard the AA 722 as a flight attendant, and one leg during initial...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-10-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 659
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: If you could take a ride

I remember the Concorde Rooms at both JFK and LHR. They still use the one at JFK for First Class passengers.

Awesome you got to fly it. I can imagine that it must have been incredible, just going...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-09-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Air Canada Toothpaste C_FRAM 773

It looks like the planes are wearing a tuxedo! Very sharp, and the bright red rondelle stands out on the tail. I was a little disappointed when I first saw it online because I thought it needed more...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-09-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 659
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: If you could take a ride

I worked onboard those things in the late Ď80s and early Ď90s. To a new hire flight attendant, it was overwhelming, and everyone new was terrified of working the lower lobe galley. It was a...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-09-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 659
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: If you could take a ride

Biggest regret was not having taken advantage of the discount available to other airline employees that British Airways offered to fly on Concorde. When I started with AA in Ď89, I think it was $400....
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-09-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Air Canada Toothpaste C_FRAM 773

I did too. A nice change from the sea of white fuselages at airports around the world. Although when I saw 2 AC 777-300s parked next to each other at Paris-CDG, one in the frosted leaf livery and one...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-04-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: Some New JC/Inflight 200scale (KLM,AA,NASA,CA.

Thanks for sharing these pics! First picture of the JC Wings AA 762 on the forum. Great little model of a great little widebody.

I really like the Air China 747-8, too bad it doesnít fit my...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-04-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,668
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: B777-9 anybody?!

Itís true. But what helps the 300 is that fuel burn is barely much more than the original 200, and can carry a much bigger payload, both of passengers and cargo. We call it ďThe Beast!Ē
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-04-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,668
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: B777-9 anybody?!

The folding wingtips are going to be an interesting feature. Might be a challenging part for manufacturers. They could just make them with wingtips unfolded, rather than trying to make them raise and...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-04-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,256
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: GJ website ďFuture ReleasesĒ

A Pan Am A310! If Gemini puts it out, I just may get rid of my Hobby Monster version.

I love the Negus livery of BA, then again I pretty much like every livery theyíve had, especially Landor. The...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-04-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,668
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: B777-9 anybody?!

I think there will be more interest when they actually start flying in commercial service. I think British Airways isnít getting theirs until 2023-2024 or so, itís a ways off. I hope AA eventually...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 07-02-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,349
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: What 1:200 model is impossible for you to find

I saw one that went up for auction last year on eBay. It wasnít popular, I guess. I watched the auction and it sold at a low price.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 06-22-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 992
Posted By NYCAAer
Re: FedEx print to go with shelf and entire collec

Really nice collection and so well-displayed. I noticed that a lot of the airlines other than Delta are of the aircraft that serve your hometown airport, ATL. Plus some special ones that are...
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